Stokes leads Tennessee over Vanderbilt 58-46
Jarnell Stokes scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double to lead Tennessee to a 58-46 victory over in-state rival Vanderbilt on Wednesday night.
Jordan McRae had 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Volunteers (13-10, 5-7 Southeastern Conference) won their third straight over the Commodores to match their longest winning streak in the series in nine years.
Tennessee led by as many as 16 and swatted away a late rally by Vanderbilt (9-14, 3-8), which was swept in the season series for the sixth time in 13 years.
After a 3-pointer by Kyle Fuller less than 10 minutes in, Tennessee stormed in front thanks to 53.3-percent shooting (16 of 30) in the first half. McRae responded on the next possession with a running jumper off the backboard and the Vols surged ahead.
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